A lot of parents hear in-home daycare and get immediate images of a small, cramped house with a glorified babysitter in charge.
That is NOT BCJ Family Childcare. Domitila has dedicated the first floor of her home to be a beautifully arranged space for the children. She also has a large back yard that is filled with toys for the children to enjoy. Domitila herself is a highly educated professional who has extensive experience in this field. She understands child development milestones and is willing to work with each child individually to bring out their true potential. She is also a whiz at keeping kids calm and in order. (I nicknamed her the baby whisperer.)
My daughter spent two years (1-3 years old) in Domitila's care. During that time, she was nurtured both mentally and emotionally. Yes, she learned her numbers, the alphabet, colors, animals and was exposed to age-appropriate books, crafts and music. But she also felt safe. She would freely hug Domitila whenever she left and be happy to come back. Not to mention the emphasis on manners and cleanliness. Domitila had monthly themes and my daughter still talks about watching a caterpillar become a butterfly.
Also, I firmly believe that my daughter rarely got sick because of how clean Domitila keeps that space and how firmly hygiene standards are followed.
The only reason we left the daycare was because we moved a good 45 minutes away. I would put my daughter and future children in Domitila's care in a heart beat. She is one of the things I sorely miss from where I used to live. Given how many times my daughter asks about her, I can tell she misses her too.
If you're looking for a place to nurture your child and give you peace of mind, I wouldn't hesitate to call BCJ Childcare.